Eight Men

Eight Men

By Richard Nathaniel Wright; Paul Gilroy (Introduction by)

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061450181, 242pp.

Publication Date: April 2008


Here, in these powerful stories, Richard Wright takes readers into this landscape once again.

Each of the eight stories in Eight Men focuses on a black man at violent odds with a white world, reflecting Wright's views about racism in our society and his fascination with what he called "the struggle of the individual in America." These poignant, gripping stories will captivate all those who loved Black Boy and Native Son.

About the Author
Richard Wright was born in 1908 in rural Mississippi and died in Paris in 1960. His Native Son and Black Boy are best-selling American classics. His other books include The Outsider, Black Power, and White Man, Listen!

Paul Gilroy is at the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics.